Saturday, February 18, 2006
The Indiana University School of Nursing held an interesting two-day conference last week. The focus of the conference was to encourage nurses to become entrepreneurs. Read more.
The strategy makes sense. Nurses are in an ideal situation to understand that the problems on the frontline of the health care delivery. By gaining insight into these problems they can help guide new products and services in the health-care system.
This strikes a theme set forth in a recent article in the Harvard Business Review about how to think about innovation. Read more.
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Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
One other point: the prevaling approach (paradigm, if you like) in economic development is shifting from competition to collaboration. There are a lot of reaasons underlying this shift, but here's the important insight: You, your community, and your region will do better by collaborating and sharing information.
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Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
As the idea of Open Source Economic Development starts spreading, more people are asking about it. Visit the I-Open web site to learn more. My colleagues and I are happy to explain the basic concepts in a talk or a workshop. E-mail Susan Alshuler if you'd like to learn more about workshops and speaking.
Background on Ed Morrison
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